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"No Joke" Says Newark Mayor

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We love that Newark Mayor Cork Booker loves Detroit. But the first line of this Detroit News article makes us leery. "Cory Booker urged late-night comedians and other critics to stop bashing the Motor City, saying Detroit will thrive again." On the one hand, there's the implication that people (like Mayors! People with jobs!) are still actually watching late tv. Uh oh. But worse than that is the suggestion that you can't both root for Detroit AND make fun of it. 'Cause sheet. We don't have real public transit, functioning streetlights or money. Somedays we really are down to just the punchlines and PBR. [The Detroit News]